FAFU held a News Release Conference——The team of Professor Ray Ming deciphered the genome of pineapple for the first time in the world and made a major breakthrough in the field of plant photosynthesis

time: 2015-11-17   author:   clicks: 35

In the morning of November 3rd, FAFU held a News Release Conference about the pineapple genome in Boxue Conference Hall, released the news that the research team of Professor Ray Ming obtained great achievement in the field of pineapple genome. The team of Ray Ming not only deciphered the pineapple genome for the first time in the world, but also made a major breakthrough in the field of plant photosynthesis. The research paper titled “The pineapple genome and the evolution of CAM photosynthesis” of the team was published online in the international academic authoritative journal of 《Nature •Genetics》(the impact factor=29.352) on  November 2nd 2015; this marked that FAFU take the leading position in this field in the world, it’s another major achievement of international leading level of FAFU in the field of genome research in recent years.

 

on the spot of the News Release Conference 

The vice-chairman of the CPPCC Xue Weimin, the Deputy Inspector of Department of Provincial Science and Technology Zheng Yitong, the Vice Director of Provincial Academy of Agricultural Sciences Wenboqi, the Chair of the University Council of FAFU Ye Huiling, Vice President Wang Zonghua, “Chang Jiang Scholar” of the Ministry of Education as well as the Director of the research team of pineapple genome Professor Ray Ming attended the news release conference. The conference was hosted by the Vice Chair of the University Council Zhuang Xiangsheng.

In the conference, Ye Huilin and Xue Weimin made a speech, respectively; Professor Ray Ming on behalf of the research team introduced the project’s implementation process and major scientific discovery, and answered the questions from the journalists on the spot. At the same time, he also encouraged the teachers and students on the spot: “the development of science, the progress of human, needs us to stick to our dream. As long as having a dream, and as long as studying hard, our dreams will become true.” 

  

  

 

the Chair of the University Council of FAFU Ye Huiling made a speech

  

The vice-chairman of the CPPCC Xue Weimin made a speech

Professor Ray Mingintroduced the project’s implementation process and major scientific discovery  

journalists on the spot asked questions

The journalists from Xinhua News Agency, China National Radio, People’s Daily, Guangming Daily, Science and Technology Daily, China Education Mewspaper, China Youth Daily, Wen Wei Po, Fujian Daily, Fujian TV station, Fujian Education TV station, China News Service, Phoenix New Media etc., about 20 medias attended the News Release Conference. The main backbones of the research team of pineapple genome and the representatives of teachers and students of FAFU, a total of more than 300 persons, attended the Conference.

 

Correspondant: Publicity Department   Sui Fanghua

Photogragher: Publicity  Department   Cao Jiayi

Translator: Zheng Wei

Auditor: College of Crop Science   Lu Yunhai

  

  

 

 

 

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